The externship program is a collaboration with Texas employers and Texas Independent School Districts to provide middle and high school educators’ professional development opportunity to connect the classroom to the workplace. Educators will spend time in a workplace to learn through direct experiences about trends, skill requirements and opportunities in industries related to their content area to bring relevance to student learning.

Workforce Solutions for North Central Texas is looking for employers to provide externship opportunities for teachers!

What is an externship?
An externship is a professional development opportunity connecting the classroom to the workplace. Through direct experience at a job site, the teacher learns about trends, skills, and opportunities in industries related to their content area to bring relevance to student learning.

What is the purpose of an externship?
The purpose is to engage educators in activities in business and industry to learn how classroom content and learning strategies apply in the workplace. Educators improve their instructional practices by incorporating employment skills that meet current industry standards. 

What is in it for you?
Industry partners will benefit from:

  • Increased teacher awareness of industry / workforce needs to build a future workforce;
  • Interactions with community members and build brand consciousness ;
  • Increased mindfulness of the local educational landscape;
  • Creation of an ongoing connection between industry and education, and;
  • A mutual sharing of perspectives.

What is required of employers who participate?
Host a teacher, counselor or school administrator at your company for 3 - 5 consecutive days during the summer months (June - August) 2018.

If your company is interested in providing an externiship experience, please complete the interest form below and someone will be in contact with you soon. Additional questions can be submitted to